Autosleepers Review

Rated 2.8 / 5 from 12 reviews

Editors Review

Last updated: 16th May 2021

Autosleepers no longer has depots in Perth and Adelaide. Aside from that, their 2 berth Mini Camper is already phased out. Henceforth, their fleet now consists of 3 to 6 berths vehicles. 


Autosleepers Campervan Hire is a family-run company with depots in 5 cities. They have 3 to 6 berth campervans and motorhomes with real strength in the 4 berth category and an unusual little camper perfect for small groups and even big families. 

About Autosleepers 

This small, family-operated campervan rental business operating out of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Cairns has been in business since 1997. Their main branch is located in Caringbah, Sydney. Along with their multiple depots, they offer an extensive collection of both campervan and motorhome models for hire. What we like most about Autosleepers is their large selection of 4 berth campervans and motorhomes that can suit just about every style of travel. 

Fleet

Autosleepers have 7 models to choose from. The point of emphasis for the company is their easy-to-drive campervans that accommodate a various number of travellers, from 3 to 6 people. These vehicles differ in style and base vehicle used―there's a small Suzuki camper, a high-top Ford eurocamper, a luxury Mercedes/VW motorhome, and more. They claim to provide excellently stocked vehicles with cutlery, crockery, linen, and other amenities depending on the model hired. But one thing's for sure, Autosleepers allows small, well-behaved dogs inside their vehicles!

Vehicles

Hightop Campervan 3 Berth

With the exclusion of the 2 berth Mini Camper, Autosleepers kicks off their fleet with the Hightop Campervan 3 Berth. This particular model is quite popular in the campervan rental market, It sleeps for up to 3 people and is fairly stock standard with no bells or whistles. Even so, they do provide basic yet essential campervan amenities such stove, fridge, bench seats, storage, and tables. So, for small families who wouldn't mind a compact yet reliable camper, this is a decent choice. 

Hightop Campervan 4 Berth

The Toyota Hiace-based Hi-Top has seat belts for four. There are two fold-out double beds inside―one below and another one above it. Hence, you need to be warned beforehand that this leaves all sleepers with less headspace. It has five-speed manual/auto transmission; air conditioning and heating as well as a solar-heated portable shower and inside lighting, making it an all-season model. Thankfully, it features a fridge, sink, and gas stove, along with a microwave. However, it comes with bedding and linen for 2 people only. On the bright side, you may avail of the anchor points for a baby seat if you need one. 

Adventurer 4 Berth Motorhome

The Adventurer 4-berth motorhome is a Toyota Hilux model that sleeps the same but is much more spacious than the Hi-Top Campervan 4 Berth—very much recommended if you can afford to treat yourself with more space. An automatic transmission is available, with air conditioning to boot. Anyone considering a longer trip with multiple people should take this model as the bare minimum because of its storage capacity; it’s unfortunate but true that any Hi-Top campervan can really only accommodate a week or so’s packing for more than two. It features a gas stove, large fridge, and a hot-water system. Plus, the double beds are separated (one above the cab and one at the rear) to give sleepers a little more privacy. In the daytime configuration, it’s large enough with a lounge and dining space for four. It also has baby and booster seat anchoring points. So for families, this is the first model to consider in ascending order of size. 

Euro Campervan 4 Berth

The latest addition to the 4-berth category, this Eurocamper is suitable for travellers in dire need of a smooth, economical ride all around Australia. This easy-to-drive hi-top is capable of travelling from Melbourne to Sydney, and halfway back again with just one single tank of diesel. Even if it comes with a manual gearbox, it is a comfortable camper ideal for long-distance driving. Hence, if you're looking for the most economical campervan on the fleet for long drives, this is highly recommended. 

Fiat Cruiser 4 Berth Motorhome

The Fiat Cruiser model is again something different from Autosleepers. It has seatbelts for 5 people, but only 2 double beds so it is listed as a 4 berth, and rightly so. If the total number of travellers is 5, then you can rent a tent! This is a little bit of luxury with almost all the bells and whistles―auto transmission, air con in the rear, house battery, hot water, microwave, full-size fridge, toilet, and shower. It really is a nice motorhome and well worth the look if you are in the luxury market.

Mercedes Deluxe 6 Berth Motorhome

 If you are travelling with a bigger group. they offer a 6 berth model that is quite advanced. The Mercedes Deluxe 6 Berth Motorhome is meant for families looking for some extra comforts while exploring the scenic OZ roads. This recent motorhome comes with a permanent rear bed, an overhead double bed, and a convertible dinette bed. 

Mercedes VW 6 Berth Motorhome

Another 6-person camper is this model built on a Mercedes VW unit. This motorhome has some nice features like large windows, a full shower & toilet, and a well-equipped kitchen. Plus, you've got everything you need for your kitchen needs like a microwave oven, gas stove, and fridge/ freezer. With its turbo engine and power steering, this unit is very smooth to drive, making it a nice home away from home. 

Insurance

The insurance liability depends on the type of vehicle rented. At no additional rate per day, the excess is at $3,300 for motorhomes while $2,750 for campervans. Limit the bond/ liability to $1,650 (motorhome) and $1,250 (campervan) by paying $22 per day. If you want to have a stress-free road trip, then take the ultimate package at $33 per day and reduce the bond to $330, plus some nice inclusions such as a camping table, chairs, satellite navigation, and baby or booster seats. Just like most companies, the windscreen, tyre, roof, and under-carriage damage are not included in the insurance coverage. 

Reputation

Autosleepers may just be a small company that is not the cheapest player in town but expect fully-booked vehicles, especially in peak seasons. Even if the company targets a particular campervan or motorhome category, which is the 4-berth classification, it still suits almost all segments of the market. They give several options for 3 to 6 people. Over the years, they have carved their own name but their reputation isn't that flawless, with few negative reviews and rental concerns. So, if you've decided to go for their unit, be sure to know everything and read the fine print carefully. 

Summary

In general, Autosleepers has a nice range of campervans and motorhomes that cater to different sizes and budgets. And of course, it's their 4 berths that are taking the spotlight.

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Pros

  • Good range of campervans
  • Good depot locations
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • Not a huge company, expect to book out often
  • Won't be the cheapest player in town
  • Only targets the 4 berth campervan category

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Y. Maddeford - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Great camper"

  • Reviewed 2 months ago

Can't wait to do it again loved it why stay put when you can move with your bed on board great camper you are missing out if you don't book at auto sleepers friendly staff great people can't wait to go away with auto sleepers soon xxxx

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
Rolf - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"The worst experience ever!"

  • Reviewed 2 months ago

The Eurocamper van was old and run down with stains on every seat cover. No sign of enhanced cleaning as stated on their website. Soil and rubbish from previous rentals still evident. Curtains disintegrating and clips broken. Electrical wiring and circuit breaker safety check 10 months overdue. USB port not working. Key remote and horn not working. Fire extinguisher old, rusty and not tested. Microwave old, rusty and cutting out. Staff was rude and bullyish when notified about shortfalls. Company takes no responsibility for providing unsafe vehicle.

1Service 1Mechanical 1Interior 2Value
K. Lee - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Many issues"

  • Reviewed 10 months ago

Quite of equipment maintenance issues. Fridge and freezer did not generate cold enough, all our meats, milk, cheese placed in there all gone bad overnight and ended up to bin. LPG gas valve was loosen and leaked gas when we used it on 2nd night. Awing motor was very weak unable to retract without 2 persons to assist pushing. Toilet flush failure on 3rd day. Retractable side step got stuck all times. Called customer service few times, but unhelpful and couldn't solve the issues at all. On the other side, the mechanical of vehicle was good, internal lighting and air con were great.

1Service 3Mechanical 3Interior 3Value
E. Anderson - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Smelly and very old motorhome"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

The whole motorhome was run down, dirty, smelly and poorly maintained. Having to sleep in the thing with the smell of body odour from the mattress on the top bed was revolting. Never ever will I hire from them again.

2Service 2Mechanical 1Interior 1Value
W. Hanshofer - avatar not loaded
, Germany
1 Review

"Be careful !! Don't Hire here ! Tourist trap"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Don't Hire here !! they gave us the wrong camper wich was way older and already with a broken windscreen and in the end we had to pay for fixing it !

1Service 1Mechanical 1Interior 1Value
rockytauhid - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Great experience and value for money"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

We travelled from Adelaide along the coast to Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay and back through Kimba to Adelaide in 9 days. We rent the Hightop Camper 3 Berth. The vehicle was clean and in great condition. There is no issue at all with the car and the diesel engine is quite economical for a campervan. The provided cookware, crockery, and cutlery was clean and as new condition. The linen, pillows, sleeping bags, and towels also in great clean condition. We never got a chance to use the microwave but the small fridge is really helpful especially cause we travel in a South Australia hot summer. It's quite easy to built the bed and our only issue is the dining table is wobbly. Overall our experience is really pleasant and our bond is returned after a week. Would definitely hire from this company again.

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
C. B - avatar not loaded
, United States
1 Review

"If your ok with a hole in the wall 1 star motel it won’t bother yor"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

From the get go.... the motor home ( Caravan ) was stained with dirt and who know what inside. We asked for another unit prior to stepping into it. With non available. once on the road we found multiple problems with the operating conditions including the battery charger unplugged, unable to turn lp gas on or off, glass plate were which broke when it flew from the overhead cabinet they stored them in..., because of not having a locking latch system. No reception on tv broken antenna!, dinning table was a piece of rough plywood. Interior trim peeling off and the customer service WOW! When I called on the second of eleven days all they could say was it is a school holiday and you did book a budget rental........

2Service 3Mechanical 1Interior 1Value
H. Simonsen - avatar not loaded
, Denmark
1 Review

"Just don’t"

  • Reviewed 2 years ago

To start with we had to clean the car, because if wasn’t done. The finish was as excepted in an older car, and that is OK, but you would think that all the things that needs maintenance would be fixed . They were not. We had to get the car to the Company to get it fixed and they gave a cheap and lousy car as substitute and did not give a discount as their contract says. At least we got our car back the next day. They drove theough a tollroad which we have avoided and the charge the cost on my creditcard. After that I wrote several times, but they never replied. That is down right poor service. What a shitty company. We can’t recommend it at all.

1Service 3Mechanical 2Interior 2Value
Robert - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Renters beware"

  • Reviewed 2 years ago

This company should be avoided, poor vehicle, poorly maintained, cabin has been patched up as the door frame was coming away, cracked windscreen, broken awning, apethetic agent in Adelaide and best of all I had to threaten legal action to recover a bond of $3,300 from my bank account.
Avoid this company

1Service 2Mechanical 1Interior 2Value
Sirdad - avatar not loaded
, New Zealand
1 Review

"Almost 2 weeks on Capricorn Coast"

  • Reviewed 3 years ago

We hired the Fiat Ducati Cruiser, it may have been a luxury van in its day but sadly no more. The whole van shudders at 100kmh making the ride very uncomfortable, the furnishings are very worn and tired, the refrigerator dripped water the whole time and was rusted inside, many of the cupboards latches were broken, the side door kept jamming, the curtains are threadbare and do not block out the light, the aircon sounded like a concrete mixer, the TV/DVD did not work, there was no water tap connection and the hose was too short for most caravan parks, and lastly the internal locking system did not work so we were not secure when we slept. Other than that we enjoyed the locations we stayed at and the van got us from A to B.

4Service 4Mechanical 2Interior 3Value
I. Hawes - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Bond scam beware"

  • Reviewed

Good motorhome but beware they hold your bond for up to a month for no reason. There is no way to reduce the bond amount either.. I guess it's ok if you can afford $3300 to sit around for that long.. thay fail to tell you that at time of rental.. they say it will be returned in a couple of days.. that's BS don't believe it!

1Service 5Mechanical 4Interior 3Value
B. Weilenmann - avatar not loaded
, Switzerland
2 Review

"Upgrade"

  • Reviewed

We travelled Australia's east coast in May and June 2019, booked the Fiat Cruiser and got an upgrade to a 6 persons motorhome (for the 2 of us) :-) The motorhome was in immaculate conditions and very clean. The bond has been refund in a short time after we gave it back.
We were very happy with this huge camper van and will surely book again with Autosleeper when coming back to Australia :-)

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value